Today December 12 marks another year on earth for Dancehall’s favourite Mermaid, Tifa! With a year that saw many ups and downs, we know today’s a blessing for her. Celebrating her life and career, we compiled “The T-I-F-A Playlist“! With hours of hits, ladies can reveal the inner hot gal and “dash out” to this, and the fellas can prepare for the many moves they’ll perform with their “Champion Bubbler“. An Artist who has stepped outside the box many times and sealed her spot as one of the great Female Dancehall Artists, we have nothing but respect for her over here. One gripe some may have with the Playlist however, some of the hits were missing, but we blame the folks responsible for distribution for that. Anyway, get the party started for Tifa by checking out the Playlist below and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
If you’ve been unaware, Reggae/Dancehall Icon Buju Banton is finally a free man! Having done his time in Federal Prison, Friday December 7 became a day to remember when word got out that he would be making his triumphant return to Jamaica, and return to freedom. Today on Oldies Sunday, we salute the Gargamel’s return with one of our favourites, “Me Too Bad” (o/c “Too Bad“)! Produced by Leftside & Esco on the “Throwback Giggy Riddim“, Buju effortlessly rides the riddim as he flexes his rather uncanny ability to drive the ladies crazy and requesting his presence ever so often. With lyrics like “Outta road, nuff gyal a mad ova me“, and “Mi Babymada seh mi bad, mi too bad…“, you know Buju has a way with the ladies. The single was released through VP Records and quickly became a hot track in the streets. It was also featured on his 2006 album, “Too Bad“, and became his first #1 hit in years. With Gargamel’s newfound freedom, many fans are awaiting his return to the booth to unleash the tracks that will have the place in a frenzy, but for now we wish he takes as much time to rejuvenate himself and reconnect with society and loved ones. If you want to check out more Buju content, check out our Buju Samples article we did on his Birthday, the throwback “Love Sponge” for the lovers, and Lila Ike wanting to work with Buju as he’s an inspiration in an Interview with us. Check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
“Bruk out, bruk out gyal yuh body nuh crawny...”
Sean Paul has been enjoying a successful Dancehall career for over 20 years, and we salute him. Showing that he has longevity (and a great team), he continues to make hits. Recently he surprised the world with a collab with renowned Recording Artist Jhene Aiko, and today we get the visual for “Naked Truth“. Directed by Michael Garcia, we see Sean and a leading lady battling it out via a Dance Off between their respective teams in a warehouse setting. While Jhene was noticeably absent in the video (bummer), the video will have some of pretending to know all the moves and ready to battle anyone. Shout out to the Choreographer responsible for this. Here’s to Sean Paul making more hits for years to come. Check out the video below and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
The Gang is back to close the year off with some dope music. While we got some tunes from HTG (Heights To Greatness) members Daley and Kans earlier this year, we get a new visual featuring everybody for the track “Big Body Benz“. From the poolside as the Mansion with friends, to hitting the road, everyone is having fun while the Gang drop bars on this 300Shotta directed video. For those looking for eye candy, this video has you covered, and for those familiar with HTG we see the return of OG member Bird Don who delivers a few bars. Are we seeing a new HTG project for 2019? Stay tuned! For now, check out the visual below and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
2018 saw Recording Artist Sara Bloom making her debut which was praised by many. With the jazzy debut single “Wanna Know” capturing hearts, her collab with Matt Dewar on “Get Lonely” had folks asking for more. Fresh off the first staging of her “New Breath” event series, she linked up with Matt and Jeeby Lyricist for the groovy “Slow Whine“. With some production by CRT$, the trio deliver a number that will have the ladies feeling themselves on the dance floor and showing off their moves for the world to see. With Sara providing some sweet vocals, Matt and Jeeby provide the lyrics that you can’t help but rewind! Grab a partner and buss a wine to this! Slow down time and have fun. Check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Instagram on @13thStreetPromo.
Popular Recording Artists, Fay-Ann Lyons and Bunji Garlin, will be launching a revolutionary band in Jamaica Carnival this season.
The newest band on the block, Rebellion, will see Lyons and Bunji’s One World Rebellion partnering with Solid Agency and M7 Events (hosts of the popular Soirée SPF, SPF Weekend and Marbana Beach Club). “Right now, the team is constructing all the parts needed to make sure everything comes together fruitfully,” Lyons said. Rebellion will have its official launch on December 8 at their base, Rebellion Yard, beside Emancipation Park. The launch party which is expected to be a spectacular affair will be under the theme ‘Revolt’. According to Lyons, the theme, “is rooted in history and is based on the background of various cultural revolutions from the Africans to the American natives’ fight for freedom.”